IN MEMORIAM: Jane Ellsworth Hotchkiss

by Jane Ahrens

Jane Ellsworth Hotchkiss, June 23, 1932 – September 26, 2014. Born in New York City, Jane Ellsworth Hotchkiss, a resident of Hobe Sound, FL and longtime resident of Bernardsville, NJ and Fishers Island, NY, died on Friday, September 26th at her daughter’s home in Lakeville, CT.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, Winchester Fitch Hotchkiss, she is survived by their three children, Winchester Fitch Hotchkiss, Jr., Leslie Hotchkiss Arndt and Mary Hotchkiss Harvey. Her seven beloved grandchildren include Leslie W. Hotchkiss, Winchester F. Hotchkiss, III, Ashton H. Harvey, Alexander S. Harvey, Duncan M. Harvey, Sarah E. Arndt and Hannah R. Arndt.

Mrs. Hotchkiss attended the Chapin School, Foxcroft School and Smith College.

As a noted miniaturist with the late Kathleen Pitney, she created prize winning dioramas at shows in New York and Philadelphia.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9th at St. John’s Church in Salisbury, CT at 11:30am. A private burial will be on Fishers Island, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ellsworth Memorial Health Center, PO Box 2003, Springfield, VT 05156.

Published in The New York Times on September 30, 2014

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